Friday, 18 April 2014

Jpt

Just spotted this green thing running on the 118 in the city. It's got jpt markings on it but I have not seen it before. I heard this week they were to close at the end of the week and now I read an article on Stuart Valentines site saying the are to continuing trading. Tonnes of other stuff going on surrounding this news but until next week we
Won't know for sure.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Goodbye

Manchester councils finest removing a ford fiesta that has been parked on Oxford road all night.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Oldham Rd bridge

Took a couple of pictures of the inside of the bridge which is currently being demolished. Disruption hasn't been to bad yet whilst Oldham Rd has been closed just one way. Will see what happened when they close the road completely this month. Always interesting to see all the pipes and lines that run under our roads.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Misjudged

I came across this on the way to work this morning. Looks like it happened through the night and been left. Don't think it will be going anywhere soon.

Ride out

I managed to get a few hours out on my bike this week. Ended up going upto Diggle which was nice as I haven't been up there before on the canal. Quick coffee and cake and back to Stalybridge where I had dropped the car off for a repair. Hoping to get out more this year work permitting of course.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

It's here

It's taken a while to sort out but Stagecoach Manchester are now on twitter.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Oldham tram

It's hardly recognisable now. This is the new interchange at mumps. I think it looks pretty good and well worth the wait. The second picture is a casualty of the tram. This building on Union street is ready for collapsing more than likely due to the tram lines recently built so close to the building.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Football

This is the row of buses that was at the reebok on Saturday thought is share it. I did a trip from Bury which is run out of Middleton depot.

New arrival

This just turned up on the 350 service out of Ashton. This is one of the buses that will be going to Finglands in the near future
I hear.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Streetlites

Though I'd share this. Came in to Ashton This morning with some Dukinfield drivers on it. Not sure where it's going to end up though.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Finglands

Just at southern cemetery and saw this on the 99 service. I would have thought First bus would have their names on these buses by now. We did!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Doing a bit

It's been a while since I did some driving so decided I would do a bit on my day off. Today is the 171 then the 112. Easy enough routes out of Middleton depot. It's a first for me as I hadn't been to Middleton depot until this morning so very much a novelty day.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Orangeways

This yellow ways school bus just caught my eye. Not had chance to look up its origin yet. Nice paint job though.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Very nice

Do like this demonstrator we have at the moment. I think it just looks cool in the silver with the logo on the side. Seen on the 168/169. Not much happened today until about 4pm when it felt like Armageddon had begun luckily I got away by 5 so missed any real problems.

Monday, 10 February 2014

More hybrids

Had this come through Ashton in Friday. These will obviously be going onto the 50 service. Since it's expansion to Salford it has been busier than ever. Now with free wifi and green modern buses I'm sure it will only get busier and more popular.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

New colours

Saw this earlier today. New colours for the training buses. Personally I'd like them in normal colours and back in service but that won't happen sadly. I was going to head into oldham to have a look at the trams on Union street but got carried away doing other things.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bit grim

Just arrived into Piccadilly to start my early shift. It's very grim wet and miserable. I haven't had chance to post much in the past 9 months with doing different jobs and being rather busy. But back to normality now so I thought is give it another go.
Not too any service changes today so it shouldn't cause me any problems. Only problem at the moment is the drunks who just don't know when to go home.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Almost

This chap came back to his car just as the truck was coming to lift it.
Gutted.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Brilliant

Here is another great paint job to one of the Bluebird buses. Picture courtesy of a colleague.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Another one

Here is the next to be unleashed.

Monday, 25 March 2013

First one

Here is the first of the bluebird fleet painted up. A colleague took this I am just Sharing it.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Last time

It might be a while until i post any pictures like this again. From tomorrow I will be working inside at Hyde Road. Felt it is time to learn something new for my career so I'm having a 12 month term working as inspector inside. At least ill get to see the new stuff as it arrives.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

396

This just passed me by on the 396 in fitton hill.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

New buses

Just got these pictures from a friend at oldham depot. I think they are streetlites. Not been on one but they look ok.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Feeling Blue

It's hard to figure out who is lucky enough to own these two darts. Oddly they are both Bluebird buses
Operating the 396 395 out of Ashton. Wasn't sure why there was two of them!
Don't know what's happening with the takeover but time will tell I'm sure. Lots of things going on with my career at the moment but won't go into too much yet but I hope to bring a different angle to this blog. Not decided yet.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Odd

Just had this Leyland Lion coming through Albert square. Never heard of one until I googled the number plate.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Today's victim

Here is today's lucky recipient of a parking ticket. Always nice to see.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Unlucky

Always nice to see cars getting lifted. It's a Shame they don't check the bus stops as much as the parking bays in the city.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Different view

Out again on my bike. It's been a while since I have been through droylsden and it's changed so much. It seems like yesterday since I was taking pictures of huge queues of traffic and roadworks everywhere. Trams are being tested in the line and I think the opening date for operations is feb 11th but I suppose it could be sooner. Had a nice ride out to Salford quays today. Not too warm but once I got going i soon warmed up. Off until Wednesday so plenty of chance to get out again.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Things to come

I'm off this week and thought I'd have a trip out in my bike. Not too far though a lingering cold is spoiling things. This is where trams and buses will be entering mumps interchange. The town centre is still a big mess found it very hard to get down union street in my bike. Not sure where in going yet but will share anything interesting.